Studies show that violent men have more sex partners

Men's sexual attraction is thought to include various factors such as appearance, intelligence, and personality, but it is possible that 'violent and aggressive behavior' is also a kind of attraction. Has been pointed out by. A new study that analyzed data from a total of more than 10,000 subjects showed that 'men with a strong tendency to violence have more sex partners.'

Brains, brawn, and beauty: The complementary roles of intelligence and physical aggression in attracting sexual partners --Seffrin --2021 --Aggressive Behavior --Wiley Online Library

Longitudinal data suggests physically aggressive men tend to have more sex partners

It is often observed that the strongest males in a herd of animals lead and have sexual intercourse with many females.

So Patrick Seffrin, an associate professor of sociology and criminology at Marywood University in Pennsylvania, USA, conducted a study to see if violent tendencies in humans could lead to successful sexual negotiations.

In this study, Seffrin finds out whether physical aggression, like its ancestors, is sexually appealing to modern humans, or is there a social change that makes intelligence more attractive than violence? He said he tried to find out. 'Because intelligence and violence are negatively correlated in people, it was interesting to know how these two factors interact for successful sexual intercourse,' Seffrin said. Gender differences in the impact of violence and intelligence on the number of partners were also of interest in this study.

The research team is a man who participated in the 1994-2009 survey from the database

of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health conducted in the United States. Data from 5636 and 6787 women were extracted and analyzed.

Subjects participated in a total of four surveys during the 15-year study period, took a linguistic intelligence test as part of the study, and answered questions about violence / criminal behavior, schoolwork, and sexual life. He said he did. The research team investigated whether violent behavior was associated with the number of sex partners, controlling physical attractiveness, health and other factors.

The analysis found that violent tendencies in men were significantly associated with the number of sex partners, while violent tendencies in women were not associated with the number of sex partners. For men, the number of sex partners increased as they became more violent than in the previous survey, but for women, increased violence did not lead to more sexual partners. In addition, although the increase in education level was long-term related to the number of male sex partners, linguistic intelligence and academic performance in high school did not lead to the acquisition of sex partners.

Seffrin points out that the findings show that women still associate violent behavior with sexual attraction, indicating that intelligence is less correlated with the number of sex partners than violence. 'Therefore, in modern industrial societies, violent men are compared to men with equal intelligence and physical appeal but less aggression, even though having high intelligence leads to status rewards. And we will continue to be rewarded for more successful sexual negotiations. '

In addition, this study is based on heterosexual norms, and it is unclear whether the same results apply to LGBTQ people. In addition, the sexual appeal of intelligence and violence is under discussion, and this data is only in the theoretical realm, Jeffrin points out.

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